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"BETA" features playful and provocative profiles of the people and works changing our world through arts, pop culture and technology. The program is hosted by Doug Gordon and airs Saturdays at 9 a.m. on the NPR News & Classical Network and 11 a.m. on The Ideas Network.
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Episode 416: Stevie Van Zandt, John Prine, Guillermo del Toro

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Episode 415: Shea Serrano, Anthony Bourdain, Alix Ohlin

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Episode 505: Michelle Zauner, 'George Carlin's American Dream,' Dan Chaon

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Episode 414: Elvira, Folk Horror, "Shaun of the Dead"

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May 28, 2022

Episode 412: T.C. Boyle, Joy Harjo, John Lurie

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May 21, 2022

Episode 504: John Waters, The Kids in the Hall, Befriending Frank Zappa

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Episode 411: Ishmael Reed, Megan Abbott, Kristen Radtke

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Episode 502: Sarah Polley, George Pelecanos, Elaine Hsieh Chou

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April 16, 2022

Episode 404: Jen Spyra, "The Empty Man," Sandi Tan

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April 9, 2022

Episode 501: Dana Gould, Erika Krouse, Nicolas Cage's Career

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Episode 410: "Midnight Cowboy," Tom Scharpling, Jim Jarmusch, and Dating App Dread

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March 26, 2022

Episode 424: Anaïs Mitchell, John Darnielle, Jeff Yang

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Episode 409: Paula Poundstone, Ron Friedman, Fabian Nicieza

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